Wednesday

Review: Astor Perfect Stay Lip Tint in Pink Bloom





Astor Perfect Stay Lip Tint
I love buying products on a whim, Id wanted to try out a lip stain but none had really jumped out at me until I saw the Perfect Stay Tint from Astor. Astor says '2-step Perfect Stay Lip Tint & Balm offers weightless colour that won’t rub off or smear. Lips look flawless and feel great – and they’ll stay that way throughout the day'. This tint has a chunky marker pen style with a felt tip nib on one end and clear vitamin Anti-dryness Balm on the other. The thickness of the pen makes it really easy to control where youre putting the product and the lightweight waterbased formula can be used in a thin coat to give a bitten lips effect or built up for a more vibrant colour.
The shade I purchased was 105 Pink Bloom which is a gorgeous raspberry colour, half way between a bright pink and red. When I received it I immediately tried it out on the back of my hand and was greeted with pigmented colour that flowed easily from the nib and dried quickly. Because it's so easy to control where the colour goes and it stays in place Ive found I dont need to use a lipliner with this product, and the balm lasts a long time on the lips so having it on the end of the product is really handy.



Astor Perfect Stay Lip Tint
Astor Perfect Stay Lip Tint

The lip tint pen gives us two easy steps to application- 1. Apply the lip tint pen on clean and oil free lips. No transfer- all day. 2. Anti-dryness balm: extra comfort and shine.
Ive found that applying to clean dry lips is a really important step, dont be tempted to apply balm before you use the tint or it'll interfere with the nib and the product wont apply properly. Similarly any foundation or powder on the lips will stop the flow of product from the nib and it needs to be wiped on a clean tissue until it flows properly again. Ive found that holding the or standing the pen with the nib pointed downward for about 10 seconds before applying helps the product flow properly after its been stored sideways, helping the tint get right to the point of the nib so you can get a precise line to the lip edges before filling in with the nib on its side.

I was really interested in the 'transferproof' aspect of this product and was sceptical whether it would really last all day without smearing or fading. It took me a few attempts to perfect the application technique but, once I did, I was really impressed with the longevity of the tint on my lips. Even though the balm did wear off, the tint colour was still vibrant after hours of wear. For increasing the wear time of the tint I would recommend: as above, making sure the lips are clean and dry, waiting for a few minutes after application to let the tint dry properly then blotting with a tissue and repeating if needed, applying the balm once the tint is completely dry.


Astor Perfect Stay Lip Tint Pink Bloom with and without balm
left- without balm / right- with balm (daylight)

Cheesy Grins: Left- camera flash / Right- daylight

Overall I was really impressed with this product and am so pleased with the colour. Astor's website shows the tint available in 26 colours ranging from bold to subtle and nude. I love the look of some of the nude colours but will have to seek out some reviews as my lips are naturally quite dark and Im not sure how the payoff would be from some of the lighter colours.
Astor Perfect Stay Lip Tint & Care has an RRP of £4.99, I bought it from Fragrance Direct for £2.99 (I would first google the colour youre interested in, their shade images are a little off) and I think even at full price its well worth the money!


How do you feel about lip tints/stains? Have you tried any products from Astor Cosmetics?


4 comments

  1. Your so pretty, the colour looks lovely on you xx

    ide love it if you checked out my mac lipstick giveaway :) 1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) ill be sure to check your blog out x

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  2. The colour looks absolutely perfect on you! would there be other drugstore dupes for this product? we'd love to get our hands on it here in Singapore.

    feel free to drop by our blog :)

    xx
    Ashley
    www.samantha--ashley.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ashley, thats lovely of you to say thank you. Lots of brands do lip tints but Im not sure of another thats exactly the Pink Bloom colour. Im interested to know which brands are the biggest in Singapore? x

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